BBC revamps Formula 1 site

The BBC has re-launched its Formula 1 website ahead of the 2009 F1 season. ‘Formula One’ now gets its own tab on the Sport homepage (which, confusingly, is separate from the ‘motor sport’ section). There are some excellent offerings on the site including video clips from past races. There are new columns from pundits including […]

The F1 teams’ plans: what’s good, what’s bad and what’s missing

The teams’ plans for the future of F1 revealed today are a mixture of sound ideas plus a couple of complete and utter howlers. There was a lot to commend in the ideas they put forward today, but a few worrying omissions as well. Here’s my take on FOTA’s F1 proposal.

Should F1 races be shorter? (Poll)

The F1 teams’ association has recommended that F1 race distances should be cut from 320km (200 miles) to 250km (155 miles).

Honda ‘saved’ says Nick Fry

Nick Fry has told the BBC that the Honda F1 team has been saved. Fry said: “All the teams and their support have helped us preserve our team. So I, Ross [Brawn] and our 700 employees thank them.” The team is expected to field Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in its two cars, which they […]

2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints […]

What will be in FOTA?s ??future of F1? plan? (Update: announcement in full)

The F1 teams’ association is holding a press conference in Geneva today to reveal its plans for the future of F1. We?ve had a few glimpses of what they?ve got planned ?ǣ some good, some bad. Here?s what we know and what we expect from today?s announcement. Update: See below for the announcement in full.

F1 links: Mansell vs Hamilton

Mansell: I'm the top man, Lewis Nigel Mansell: “No disrespect to Lewis but what’s the point of a championship where you only have 18 or 20 cars running? When I won the title, I beat 25 other cars. That makes Lewis’ title 20 per cent less credible than mine.” Lewis Hamilton's F1 world title not […]

F1 on the iPhone

An F1 application for the iPhone has been launched featuring news headlines from F1 Fanatic. It also offers race day countdown and weather forecasts, drivers and constructors championship standings, event information, team data and more. According to the team behind the application: “We are now the number two most popular sports application in the UK, […]

Massa wants shorter F1 races

With the Formula 1 teams? association set to announce its plans for the future of F1 (more on that later) Felipe Massa has served up a side show to the main event with some entertainingly barmy suggestions of his own. He wants F1 races to be shorter: ??because in the last 15 laps nobody cares […]

Two future F1 winners named by you

Last month we discussed which junior racing drivers have what it takes to become winners in F1. I suggested Romain Grosjean, Earl Bamber, Jaime Alguersuari and Paul di Resta, and a host of other names were put forward in the comments. Two particularly compelling suggestions were Nico H???lkenberg and Karol Basz. Here’s more about those […]